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37 and Counting

37 and Counting

This week (January 2016) saw the latest major announcement in the world of Scotch whisky. Hunter Laing's plans for a new distillery on Islay will hopefully lead to two new distilleries for the most famous of whisky producing Hebridean islands. This latest announcement is on a 4-acre plot of land at Ardnahoe, on the North East coast of the island. The other is Gartbreck, the first new distillery proposal for…

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A Reason For Being

A Reason For Being

Reading this interview with Mark Rainier, former CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery made me reflect on one of the main reasons that we decided to launch Craft Whisky Club. I believe that Mark has a very good point. The numbers of craft distilleries launched or in the process of launching in Scotland alone is leading us into very exciting times, but the challenge of getting noticed on a national and international…

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NYC Music, French Craft Whisky and Ruby on Rails

NYC Music, French Craft Whisky and Ruby on Rails

I have an Evernote To Do list that is definitely not getting any shorter. Well I guess I should have known this. I did know this, as I have been doing startups for a long time. But this time I am the boss (eek!). It seems I could always point at someone else, or lie in bed that extra 30 minutes. Not now. Today involves doing some supplier research. I…

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